Troop News & Upcoming Events

Applying to Troop 126

Our troop holds several open house events for potential applicants to meet and experience Troop 126.  These usually take place in November and December.  Check our website for details when those months draw closer.

We accept applications for new scouts starting in December for possible onboarding the following March.  The end of February is typically when Arrow of Light scouts bridge from the Cub Scouting program.  Priority is given to those scouts who have earned their Arrow of Light or are bridging from a Cub Scout Pack. 

We have a limited amount of openings each year.  As such, not all applicants may be accommodated.  We encourage you to pursue your love of Scouting either with Troop 126 or another troop in the area, such as Troop 2021G (San Ramon) and 36G (Danville).  You can locate a Scouts BSA troop near you by clicking this link.



Troop 126 is meeting in-person at GRMS

(Throughout the school year) and at alternative locations outside of that. 

Events Calendar

Click here for events calendar of Troop 126

Upcoming Events

Camp Training

OA Winter Camp Awareness Training

Date:  01/13/24 

Time:  7:00 AM to 5:30 PM 

Location:  USS Hornet

Description:

YOU MUST REGISTER, PAY AND TURN IN YOUR PERMISSION SLIP AND MEDICAL FORM BY 12/16 IN ORDER TO GO SINCE WE NEED TO PRE-PAY AND REGISTER WITH THE EVENT HOST AS A TROOP.


Must attend to go snow camping! Reg due 12/16! Must attend to go snow camping! Reg due 12/16!


On Saturday January 13th, 2024, the Order of the Arrow will be conducting their annual Winter Camp Awareness training on the U.S.S. Hornet in Alameda. If you intend to pursue winter camping or cold weather camping with Troop 126 this year, you must attend this as this is the training experience that will prepare you to have a fun and safe time in the snow or cold.


Unless given prior permission, you must be 13 years or older or First Class to do winter camping or cold weather camping with Troop 126 in 2024. There is no age restriction for this training though.


Training sessions include Sleeping Warm, Stoves and Fuel, First Aid, Tents and Terrain, Winter Foods, and Winter Clothing. Camping in 15-degree weather is not for the unprepared. Attending this session will give our troop everything we need to plan a successful and safe event in frigid conditions. There is the added plus that all sessions will be on the U.S.S Hornet which served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and the Apollo space program. After the training, attendees may continue to tour the Hornet (at no additional cost) for the rest of the afternoon.


Bring a sack lunch and refillable waterbottle.


MEET AT BOLLINGER PARK AND RIDE AT 7:30 A.M. SHARP.


OSPL: Beckett Hurrey

OSM: Mrs. Sridharan

Eagle Project-Building Picnic Bench

Sara G- Sanding/Painting

Date:  01/14/24 

Time:  1:00 PM to 3:00 PM 

Location:  3308 Nutmeg Park Street, San Ramon

Description:

Early PM


This event is part of an Eagle Project to build a picnic bench for Gurdwara Sahib Of Livermore Tri-Valley Sikh Center.  


We will be building a picnic bench for the community of the temple which will be used by the temple for seating guests after services and for other activities as well. This will be the first of three days. 


This will be a two-hour event where youth volunteers will be sanding and painting all the wood. 


Other items: wear comfortable clothes or class B.

Eagle Project-Building Picnic Bench

Sara G- Sanding/Painting

Date:  01/14/24 

Time:  3:00 PM to 5:00 PM 

Location:  3308 Nutmeg Park Street, San Ramon

Description:

Late PM


This event is part of an Eagle Project to build a picnic bench for Gurdwara Sahib Of Livermore Tri-Valley Sikh Center.  


We will be building a picnic bench for the community of the temple which will be used by the temple for seating guests after services and for other activities as well. This will be the first of three days. 


This will be a two-hour event where youth volunteers will be sanding and painting all the wood. 


Other items: wear comfortable clothes or class B.

Eagle Project-Building Picnic Bench

Sara G- Construction

Date:  01/20/24 

Time:  10:00 AM to 1:00 PM 

Location:  3308 Nutmeg Park Street, San Ramon

Description:

This event is part of an Eagle Project to build a picnic bench for Gurdwara Sahib Of Livermore Tri-Valley Sikh Center.  


We will be building a picnic bench for the community of the temple which will be used by the temple for seating guests after services and for other activities as well. This will be the second of three days; this is for the MORNING shift. 


This will be a three-hour event where youth volunteers will be putting together the seats of the bench and the tabletop.


Other items: wear comfortable clothes or class B.

Ice Skating at Tri Valley Ice Dublin

Date:  01/20/24 

Time:  11:30 AM to 1:30 PM 

Location:  Tri Valley Ice Dublin

Description:

We'll meet outside Tri Valley Ice Dublin at 11:15am, and go inside as a Troop. The rink has open skating from 11:30am to 1:30pm.

Mr. Durkin is also a Skating MBC, so if you're interested in starting the MB, let's talk 😀


Cost is $20


Registration and forms (including medical forms) due by 1/2!

OSPL: Acelynn Qi

OSM: Mr. Durkin

Eagle Project-Building Picnic Bench

Sara G- Construction

Date:  01/20/24 

Time:  1:00 PM to 4:00 PM 

Location:  3308 Nutmeg Park Street, San Ramon

Description:

This event is part of an Eagle Project to build a picnic bench for Gurdwara Sahib Of Livermore Tri-Valley Sikh Center.  


We will be building a picnic bench for the community of the temple which will be used by the temple for seating guests after services and for other activities as well. This will be the second of three days; this is for the AFTERNOON shift. 


This will be a three-hour event where youth volunteers will be putting together the seats of the bench and the tabletop.


Other items: wear comfortable clothes or class B.



Eagle Project-Building Picnic Bench

Sara G- Construction

Date:  01/21/24 

Time:  3:00 PM to 5:00 PM 

Location:  3308 Nutmeg Park Street, San Ramon

Description:

This event is part of an Eagle Project to build a picnic bench for Gurdwara Sahib Of Livermore Tri-Valley Sikh Center.  


We will be building a picnic bench for the community of the temple which will be used by the temple for seating guests after services and for other activities as well. This will be the third of three days. 


This will be a two-hour event where youth volunteers will assemble the two seats with the table top. We will meet at Gurdwara in Livermore.


Other items: wear comfortable clothes or class B.


Hiking


Date:  01/28/24 

Time:  8:30 AM to 3:00 PM 

Location:  TBD

Description:

OSPL: Sydney Russell

OSM: Mr. Salkar

Camping

Intro to Snow Camping

Date and Time:  02/09/24 4:30 PM to 02/11/24 4:30 PM

Location:  Intro to Snow Camping

Description:

Must attend this if you want to do intermediate snow camping this year!

If weather permits, Troop 126 plans to have a three-day snow camping trip at Lake Alpine Sno-Park during the weekend of February 9th thru 11th, 2024 for the beginner level Okpik training. 


Okpik is pronounced as (OOk`pick) in the Inuit language for snowy owl. It’s the cold-weather adventure program offered by the Boy Scouts of America. Intro to Snow Camping will be an introductory session to scout’s first-time experience of learning about snow camping before they advance to the Intermediate Snow Camping. 


Scouts will leave for the destination Friday afternoon and spend two nights (Friday and Saturday) in a heated cabin for the weekend. On Saturday they will have a full day building a snow kitchen and various kinds of snow shelters, including snow cave, trench shelter, etc. There will be a snowshoe hike Sunday morning, before heading home Sunday afternoon.


Space is limited to 12 scouts due to the size of the cabin.


You must be:

Age 13 or order

Age 12 and at least the rank of First Class

Or have special permission to attend in the event you are a child of an attending ASM.

Have attended the OA Winter Awareness Event.


Cost is $220.  


OSPL: Lauren H.

OSM: Mr. Huang

Traffic Safety MB & K1 Speed Grand Prix

Date:  02/25/24 

Time: 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Location:  K1 Speed Dublin

Description:  Come on out to K1 Speed in Dublin on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 11AM to finish up the Traffic Safety Merit Badge and participate in a K1 Speed Grand Prix which includes 2 races in high-performance Go Karts.


Come for the Merit Badge class. Come to Race. Or do both the Merit Badge and the Grand Prix!


Note that we will be working on most of the Traffic Safety MB requirements during the February 6th and 13th troop meetings.  


Note that Requirement #3 is required as homework prior to the class for sign-off at the MB class on February 25th.


Cost: $68 to race. Merit badge class is free.


Registration to race closes 1/30/24.

Intermediate Snow Camping

Date:  03/09/24 5:30 AM to 03/10/24 5:30 PM

Location:  Lake Alpine Snow Park

Description:

Camping MB 9(a)(5) Plan and carry out an overnight snow camping experience

If weather permits, Troop 126 plans to have a two-day snow camping trip at Lake Alpine during the weekend of March 9th and 10th, 2024 for the Intermediate level snow camping. The participating scouts are required to have completed a previous beginner level Intro to Snow Camping trip.


The scouts will leave for the destination early Saturday morning, pick up their lunch on the way, snowshoe hike on snow for about 2 miles, build snow shelters in the afternoon, and sleep in their snow shelters Saturday night. They will try to build another large snow shelter (like a quinzhee or even an igloo, if time, weather and snow conditions allow), hike back to the cars Sunday afternoon, before arriving home Sunday evening.


Age 14 or order

Age 13 and at least the rank of First Class or have prior approval from Mr. Lannus

Beginner snow camping attendance is required.

Need 2 weeks to acquire appropriate and sufficient personal gear.

Inspection of personal gear 10 days prior to outing.


OSM: Mr. Huang

Summer NYLT

Date:  06/09/24 to 06/15/24 

Location:  Rancho Los Mochos

Description: The Scouts BSA NYLT course presents key leadership qualities and skills in a unique youth experience, applying modern leadership and team development

theories in a co-ed environment.


Participants camp, work, play, and learn - living a month in the life of a model troop condensed into an intense week-long or two-weekend course. They experience

the stages of team development, practice from a “toolbox” of leadership skills, and learn that leadership requires vision, goals, and planning.


Participants learn how to be a leading influence in their own unit; discovering resources, methods, games, and new skills to make unit meetings, treks, and other activities more exciting and worthwhile. They also develop skills that help them emerge as leaders outside their units - at school and in the community.

Summer Camp

Date:  07/21/24 to 07/27/24 

Location:  Camp Chawanakee, Shaver Lake

Description: 

It's time to start planning for Summer Camp! This summer, Troop 126 is headed to Camp Chawanakee for the very first time. This camp, hosted by the Sequoia Council, is on Shaver Lake – just outside of Fresno.  


Camp Chawanakee is much like Wente. It offers the Trail to First Class program for new and junior scouts as well as the opportunity for Scouts to earn their choice of over 40 merit badges. For the more accomplished Scouts, there are the Trails of Chawanakee, the 52′ climbing tower, rifle and shotgun shooting, sail boating, C.O.P.E. Course, horsemanship and overnight adventure outings. You will sleep in tent cabins – just like at Wente – but they each have cots and mattresses! Woohoo!


When: Departing Sunday, July 21st and returning Saturday, July 27th.

Where: Off of Shaver Lake, about 3½ hours away (almost the same travel time as Wente)

Cost: $780 (if paying by check)


Please RSVP “YES" in Troopmaster and pay the initial deposit of $250 by January 30th.